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Interpreting the Tree of Life

GENES-W7@TNE

Which of the following statements is TRUE about the Tree of Life image below?

A

A rooted phylogenetic tree is a tree with a node corresponding to the most distant common ancestor of all the entities at the leaves of the tree. Eukaryotes are more closely related to archaea than to bacteria.

B

A rooted phylogenetic tree is a tree with a node corresponding to the most recent common ancestor of all the entities at the leaves of the tree. Eukaryotes are more closely related to archaea than to bacteria .

C

A rooted phylogenetic tree is a tree with a node corresponding to the most recent common ancestor of all the entities at the leaves of the tree. Eukaryotes are more closely related to bacteria than to archaea.